A Church Within the Church

Another insightful commentary from Massimo Faggioli looking at the state of the Church, this time looking at the phenomenon of integralism as it was once understood and as it is now understood. Any one interested in the ongoing internal debates of the Church should give this one a read.

Today, during Pope Francis’s pontificate, we see something like the opposite situation: a pope who preaches “the joy of the Gospel” and has little time for nostalgia, and a rising cohort of Catholic intellectuals (a minority in the church, but especially active in the United States) who are looking forward to the nineteenth century.

Massimo Faggioli